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It's the little things...

Cath111CCath111 Posts: 3,554
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Ah, finally...

To be able to shower by myself.

To finally get the "Yes" off that they wrote on the back of my neck before surgery.

To finally get all the sticky stuff off that was left behind from all the tape(why did they put tape there?).

To not have my friends look at me with pity in their eyes.

And to finally not have my husband afraid I'll break when he hugs me.

Ah, it's the little things. 8>


  • Well said! I'm so happy for you!

  • Glad you are taking it one step at a time. Hope you are feeling better every day!
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  • so glad you have a high spirit and yes the little things mean everything in the world!!!
    keep up the good recovery! >:D< >:D< >:D<
    sorry you had writing that would not wash off and sticky stuff?? hmm i never had any of that with my neck. interesting darling :? :? :? ;)
  • I'm so glad it's over for you...now upward and onward (or something like that!). I remember someone here saying that you should measure your progress in WEEKS not DAYS. That is so very, very true! Rest now and give your body the time and rest it needs to heal.
  • Aren't the little things wonderful! >:D<
    You sound like you are doing really well. Keep it up!

    Blessings Sara O:)
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  • Thank you all for the kind words. :*

    Yes, I'm improving every day and I just love the little milestones that we hit as time goes on. Each one is a notch on the belt of recovery.

    I hope you don't think I'm really weird, but, my doctor told me my incision won't leave a visible scar. Well, I hope it leaves at least a trace because I've worked hard for that scar and I want to sport it proudly! :))(

    Take care and I hope you all improve as the days go by. >:D< >:D< >:D<

  • The shower was a biggie! I agree.
    I didn't have tape or writing on me either. I mean I had writing (DUH had to mark where the incision went), but they took it off. It's so funny how different surgeons are.
    Hugs are a big one too. It's funny how people are so careful when hugging. The biggest hug I have received to date was from my former Physical Therapist. A big ol' bear hug!
    It's awesome that you are doing so well "surgery twin" of mine!
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